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El pequeño ruiseñor

El pequeño ruiseñor
Movie: El pequeño ruiseñor(1957)[tt0050835] A woman approaches the village hermitage. She is the mother of Joselito, a boy whom he left in his father's arms when she left the place without saying anything. This woman tries by all means that her father receives her again, forgives her and allows her to rebuild her life with her son. Meanwhile the boy is with the sacristan, who promises him many goodies while he sings at baptisms, communions, weddings and everything that comes along.
Title El pequeño ruiseñor
Release Date 29 April 1957 (Portugal)
Runtime
Genres Drama, Family, Musical
Production Companies Argos S.L. P.C.
Joselito
Joselito...
Joselito...
Lina Canalejas
Lina Canalejas...
Fuensanta - madre de Jose...
Luis Induni
Luis Induni...
Gonzalo...
Mario Berriatúa
Mario Berriatúa...
Padre Jesús...
Aníbal Vela
Aníbal Vela...
Párroco...
José Prada
José Prada...
...
Paul Ellis
Paul Ellis...
(as Manuel Granada)...
Mariano Azaña
Mariano Azaña...
Martín - el sacristán...

Reviews

vave1 on 1 July 2010
Of course this is a film that shows off Joselito's singing talent, and that of giving the gypsy culture of Spain some respect and appreciation of the good virtues which are brought out with Catholic Church Clergy involvement. What fascinates me is the capturing that era of Franco whose efforts were those of conservatism/fascism and its efforts to maintain a good society. The element of someone going bad, being forgiven and then from then on being a good person -is very Catholic and a central theme of this movie. I love the location shots and the costumes. My guess is that the village they used as a back drop was La Alberca in the province of Salamanca. I say this only because I've been there and it does look like it. Another clue for this is the mention in the film of a feast that was to take place in the City of Salamanca, also mentioning Astorga which is another smaller city not too far from this province. Even though the movie hints at being from this area, it does give reference to Sevilla in Andalucia where the gypsy culture thrives. This area of Spain has gypsies as well, but not even close to the extent you would find in Andalucia. Enjoy the flavor of the film and its attempt to juxtapose those 2 worlds, and the marvelous singing of Joselito :D

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